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Old 11-17-2011, 10:09 PM   #135
jason taylor
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Default Re: 'Imperial Culture' (non-canonista)

Spacer's Fifth.

The Custom held in many parts of the Imperium and beyond, whereby a Spacer who returns on time from liberty has the right not to be questioned by the officers. This can only be revoked if the officer finds reason to believe a serious offense has been committed. What is considered a serious offense by spacers varies and most officers will not make a bother anyway because they need to get to the next port.

The term Fifth is said to have come from the laws of the Ancient United States and later been a colloquial term for a similar right in the laws of the Terran Confederation.
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